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Reuse Scheme

The Students’ Union and Residences team run the Reuse Scheme every year, collecting donations of university essentials from departing students at the end of the academic year to be given away at the Reuse Fair at the beginning of the academic year.

Donating unwanted items to Reuse saves perfectly usable things from going to waste. This helps to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and protect the environment. It also helps new students transition into university and save money. The scheme has grown in donations and popularity since it started in 2017.

What is collected?

  • Clean and washed bedding (duvets, sheets & pillows)
  • Clean and washed towels
  • Clean crockery and kitchenware
  • Unopened, non-perishable food
  • Toiletries or cleaning products (full or half-full only)
  • Stationary
  • Electrical items
  • Books
  • Other useful items (e.g. clothes hangers)

The next Reuse Fair will run in September. You can expect to hear more about opportunities to donate on the News page and on our Instagram at @QMULSustain.

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